Last night, after the kids went to bed, my wife and I got into this conversation about the SMV (Sexual Market Value) curve. She is turning 39 soon and is worried that her value as a wife is diminishing as she is aging. She was not s*** testing me, this was a real concern.
It got me thinking. The SMV curve is not totally accurate for our situation. It is based mostly on the things we have little control over, age and looks for women, money and looks for men. While this is primarily the driving force on the open dating market, it is not wholly adequate to describe our situation. As a married couple, there are other things that play a huge part, Continue reading “Total Market Value (TMV)”
This isn’t my typical article, just a view on life as I go through it. I promise no protein, eggs, coffee, or tae kwan do. As I figure out this thing called life, I feel that you reflect on things as you experience them. Wisdom, to me, is truly grasping a problem or concept that you have lived through, viewing it from all possible angles. All of you seem to be on a path to bettering yourself in some way. When you better yourself, you tend to go against the grain of most people. Most people seem to follow patterns and will take the easy way out. Furthermore, I’m finding that as you lead in life, its quite lonely at the top. Today I’ll go over just how I’m dealing with this, why I think its ultimately good, and how you can deal with not only being focused on your goal, but also enjoying the process too.
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I am not a Christian. I don’t go to church and I probably never will. I’m not a full blown neck beard atheist and I guess if I had to lable myself it would be an agnostic. All that said, recently I’ve found myself having a more open mind on religion. There are valuable lessons to be learned and traditional ways of thinking cannot be ignored. Today I’ll insights I’ve found in the good book and how I feel they apply. This is truly an outsiders point of view, but I respect everyone’s religious views. I intend on this to be a loose series and review of the Bible. I’ll write about my insights as I read on.
Continue reading “Bible Benefits: An Agnostic’s Review of Bibical Teachings”
Wisdom: The proper use of knowledge which enables one to navigate through life successfully.
– Pastor Wayne
Success in life comes from wisdom. With wisdom, a man can take advantage of opportunities in life and more importantly avoid the pitfalls in life that entrap and destroy others. Maturity is both growing older and growing wiser. If you are looking to improve your life, the quickest and strongest way to do so is to increase your wisdom. Continue reading “Learning Wisdom”
No man can be a master at everything in the world. Even things you’re good at can suffer in minor areas. Naturally, people want to do things they are good at, an oftentimes hide their weak points. This applies in many areas of your life. Recently I’ve been focusing on weak points in my physique that lag behind other areas. I see these parts that need to be fixed, and I hate them. I realized in order to change it, I have to make it happen through hard work, but initially confronting them is often the hardest part. Today, I’ll go over how I have been confronting weaknesses in all areas of my life, and the change it can bring to anyone looking to improve.
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Much of my reading these days has been about bodybuilding. As you all know, I’m on the Team WB Fitness program that is, you guessed it, a bodybuilding program. When I am doing something, I want to know all about it, and research it and learn all there is to know on a the subject. Naturally, I have been reading Arnold Schwarzenegger’s books. If you want advice, I say go to the best. In his book “The Education of a Bodybuilder”, Arnold explains a method he used inside and outside the gym to reach success. Today I’ll explain what they are, and how I’ve been using this method in my own life to succeed.
Continue reading “Arnold’s Three Part Formula for Success”
This is my 100th post on AKC so I wanted to write something a bit different than I typically do. The title of this article is a piece of wisdom I learned from my father. He didn’t teach me too much growing up due to my parents being separated and him having his own interests in mind, but as a teen I worked for him doing masonry work. These years were the only time we really had time to be around each other and I learned a few things about life. Today, I’ll recall my favorite saying and mindset I learned from my dad and what it actually means to me.
Continue reading “Don’t Tell Me You Can’t, Tell Me You Don’t Want To”
Recently I’ve been listening to Jay Ferruggia’s Renegade Radio podcast. Jay is a bodybuilder and trainer in NYC who talks quite a bit about the 80/20 Rule and how it applies to life in general. Today I’ll explain what it 8s and how we can view every aspect of our lives this way.
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We all hit that point when doing something where doubt begins to kick in. Whether you’re trying to get that next rep at the gym, trying to get something done at work, or when mid-project on something of leisure, there can be that time when everything is telling you to just give up, take the easy path, and do something easy, or worse, never start at all. Recently I discovered that this voice inside you is typically wrong, and you’re capable of much more than you think. Today I’ll go over some scenarios where just giving it that extra 1% more effort can pay off. Continue reading “Destruction of Doubt”
I myself always found the role of Chancellor a more fitting role to a guy like me than a king. Not everyone can rule, and I am okay with this. Every aspect of life is a game in one way or another; I am merely offering a different perspective. Let us begin looking at the history of kings and their various realms. Sure, they obtain respect, legacy, and power. However, they also gained arrogance, gluttony, and in time weakness from one venture or another. Most of those rules were blind past their own ambitions and comforts.
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